2016 Black Cod Almanac

You can read the 2016 Black Cod Almanac here.

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2016 Halibut Catch Limits

Click here to see the recent IPHC Blue Lines and recent Adopted Catch Limits.

The 2016 season will open March 19th and close November 7th.

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AMSEA Drill Conductor Course

AMSEA is holding drill conductor classes in Petersburg on February 4th and 5th at the Tides in. There will also be a Strains, Sprains, and Pains prevention class on February 5th. You can sign up at www.amsea.org or by calling (907) 747-3287. All the classes in Petersburg will be free to commercial fishermen.

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Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis Presentation

Ken Alper from the Alaska Department of Revenue will be in Petersburg to give a presentation on Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis on Friday, January 15th at 5pm at the Sons of Norway Hall. Representative Kreiss-Tomkins, and possibly Senator Stedman with the Borough’s lobbyist Mataishowski will be present to answer questions.

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ASCP Meeting Change

We have to change our meeting time to tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8am in the PVOA office to accommodate winter travel weather and mechanicals. Everyone is welcome to join. The meeting will focus on proposed safety requirement for vessel 50′ or larger length overall and 25 years or older in 2020.

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Alternate Safety Compliance Meeting

PVOA is holding a meeting with Scott Wilwert from USCG District 17 to look at the possible new safety requirements for the Alternate Safety Compliance Program concerning vessels 50′ or larger length overall and 25 years or older in 2020. Everyone is welcome to join us at the PVOA office at 1pm on Monday, January 11.

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NPFMC December Newsletter

The NP Council December Newsletter is out. December’s decisions on the Charter Halibut RQE are summarized. This will be in an additional initial review tentatively set for April. The action would allow the charter sector to purchase halibut IFQ from 2c and 3a to be added to the guided recreational allocation and therefore loosen charter halibut management measures. The next review will look at transfer restrictions of 5 to 20% versus the 10 to 40% considered in December. The council doesn’t have jurisdiction over the funding source for the RQE, but can restrict the use of funds acquired by the proposed non-profit. Finally, alternative three changed from retiring latent charter permits to allowing the RQE to purchase and hold them. In December, the Council made their Charter Halibut recommendations Read more...
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